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Lagos corps arrests lady who ‘assaulted official’ over crossing of expressway

Lagos corps arrests lady who ‘assaulted official’ over crossing of expressway
April 03
16:10 2024

The Lagos state environmental sanitation corps (LAGESC) says it has arrested a lady who allegedly assaulted its official for arresting her while crossing the expressway.

On Tuesday, Tokunbo Wahab, commissioner for environment in the state, said 56 persons were arrested and charged to court by LAGESC for not using the pedestrian bridge.

He added that a lady was sentenced to four months imprisonment for assaulting and tearing an official’s uniform.

Confirming the arrest on Wednesday, Lukman Ajayi, LAGESC’s spokesperson, said the lady was arrested on Tuesday at about 12.45 pm, at Ile-Epo, along the Ikeja/Iyana-Ipaja expressway, for crossing the 10-lane road.

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Lukman said the lady, who was charged before a magistrate’s court, was asked to pay a fine of ₦75,000 or risk a jail term of four months.

He harped on the need for the public to use pedestrian bridges, adding that the facilities were for their safety.

“There was a pedestrian bridge constructed at the place, but the woman chose to disobey the law of the state,” Lukman said.

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“She was immediately arraigned before a magistrate court for crossing the expressway and assaulting an official of the agency.

“The lady assaulted the KAI personnel and was charged immediately. She was sentenced to pay a fine of N75,000 or face four months imprisonment.”

He urged residents to desist from selling or displaying their wares on walkways, lay-bys or setbacks meant for pedestrians.

Ajayi added that it is mandatory to obey and abide by the state’s environmental laws 2010 as amended.

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